Jan Cimbura

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Jan Cimbura

Runtime

86

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1941

Production year

1941

Premiere

21.11.1941

Language version

Czech

Director

František Čáp

Synopsis

After long years in military service two good friends are returning home: Jan Cimbura from Semice and Josef Piksa from Putim. Piksa farms his own land, Cimbura accepts work at Kovanda's, a farmer and mayor of Hradiště. Labourer Cimbura is a perfect treasure for the farm. He is strong and industrious, he neither drinks nor smokes. The servant girl Marjánka cannot take her eyes off him and Cimbura likes her as well. But Cimbura wants nothing to do with her and he cannot marry. First he wants to become independent and this could take years. When he discovers that Piksa fancies Marjánka, he recommends him to her as a husband. The residents of Hradiště have grown fond of Cimbura, but the single young men are jealous of him, though by quick action during a pub brawl even their respect is won. Cimbura learns to work with horses and with Kovanda's support works as a drayman. The years pass and Marjánka now has three children. One day during a violent rainstorm Piksa catches cold and comes down with severe pneumonia. Cimbura comes to his deathbed and Piksa asks him to look after his wife and children. Cimbura fulfills his promise and when he risks his own life to rescue the children from a burning forest, he and Marjánka finally agree that they will marry and farm together.

Note

The première outside Prague was held already on the 14th of November 1941 in Písek.

Cast

Gustav Nezval

Jan Cimbura

Jiřina Štěpničková

Marjánka, děvečka na statku u Kovandy

Vilém Pfeiffer

Josef Piksa, pozdější manžel Marjánky

Jaroslav Průcha

starosta Kovanda

Marie Brožová

Kovandova žena

František Roland

židovský krčmář

Stanislava Strobachová

číšnice Barča

Bolek Prchal

Bártíkův otec

Theodor Pištěk

rada Miltner

Ema Kreutzerová

radová

Eva Svobodová

bláznivá Anýžka

Rudolf Deyl ml.

sedlák Jíra

Václav Dobeš

chasník

Ada Dohnal

chasník

Josef Stadler

chasník

Otylie Beníšková

přástevnice

Gabriel Hart

lékař

Miroslav Kryštof-Kutina

Cimburův bratr

Darja Hajská

sousedka

Marie Ježková

sousedka

Jiří Krchňavý

dítě

M. Střelák

dítě

J. Vochomůrková

dítě

Dubbing

František Smolík

hlas knížete

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

František Milič

Based on

Jindřich Šimon Baar (Jan Cimbura – román)

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Costume Designer

Fernand Vácha

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Production Manager

Karel Šilhánek

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Fiala

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Songs

Protivínský zámek mezi horama, Na rozloučení, mý potěšení, Když jsem já šel tou Putimskou branou, Já mám koně, vraný koně

Songwriter

lidová píseň (Když jsem já šel tou Putimskou branou)

Writer of Lyrics

lidová píseň (Když jsem já šel tou Putimskou branou)

Singer

Gustav Nezval (Protivínský zámek mezi horama), Jaroslav Průcha (Protivínský zámek mezi horama), Gustav Nezval (Na rozloučení, mý potěšení), sbor (Na rozloučení, mý potěšení), Jiřina Štěpničková (Když jsem já šel tou Putimskou branou), Gustav Nezval (Já mám koně, vraný koně)

Production info

Original Title

Jan Cimbura

English Title

Jan Cimbura

Copyright

1941

Production Year

1941

Premiere

21.11.1941

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lucernafilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Zlatá medaile časopisu Filmový kurýr

1942
Praha / Czechoslovakia
František Čáp

Vítěz

Event: Národní ceny umělecké

1942
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Gustav Nezval